“Furthermore, as freelancer you know that the routine for payments is this: sending a bill is your task and me paying it within the timeframe is mine. If I fail to do that, you must send another bill and another one until i can pay. This is normal business method, done millions of times a day all over the world. The fact that previously I paid bills with legal tender and on-time was a grand gesture on my behalf.”
a client’s reply to an inquiry about an unpaid bill
We get this crap at work. On the unusual occasion that we have to do delayed payements , which we adamantly tell people about before they come in, we still have to sometimes for what ever reason. People don’t pay it, they get sent to collections. Then they call bitching at us for not reminding them. Excuse me? You’re a grown ass adult. Handle yourself accordingly and it won’t be an issue.